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Mcafee anti virus or norton anti virus for windows vista

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i know this has nothing to do with model trains but i have bought the latest pc with so much memory etc etc and it comes with windows vista and i have tried loading mcafee anti virus on (which states vista compatible), it loaded up ok but the pc kept crashing on me.

windows vista has some how blocked it ? (vista wont even allow certain games to load up either)
i dont want to keep wasting money on anti virus things that will not load or work on vista.

Now, does anyone here have a super duper pc with windows vista and have norton, mcafee or any anti virus software installed and if so, which one please ? pc world said they wont sell mcafee to vista users becaue of this problem.

the last thing i want to do is get viruses etc etc and i DO NOT TRUST bloody windows so called security !!!!!!

any help please as i would be so grateful.

thank you gang

P.S mcafee is probably the best one to stop hackers,trojans,viruses etc etc !
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I have a super duper PC right in front of me, manufactured by Apple. No Vista, No Norton, McAfee etc., it just works as advertised.

Still, afaik, Norton offers a downloadable upgrade thingy so that MS Vista users can utilize their software as well. In addition, Kaspersky Labs is said to offer a very powerful, Vista compatible anti-virus software that you may want to try out. Anti-Virus software digs deep into the inner workings of Windows Vista, and I´ve read that the manufacturer has intentionally made it hard to install this kind of software to make it harder for viruses to attack.

In addition, don´t forget to

- activate your firewall
- get some anti-adware stuff like the program called ad-aware
- get something to scan for spyware in case your anti-virus software isn´t capable of doing so

before you start to make sure you avoid any bad surprises...
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